Secrets from the forthcoming Harry Potter book HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX have been released in an American catalogue.

According to the catalogue, Harry Potter confronts. "the unreliability of government and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts."

The new defence of the dark arts teacher has a personality "like poisoned honey" and Harry's best friend Ron Weasley becomes keeper of the GRYFFINDOR QUIDDITCH team.

The schoolboy hero also has nightmares about a door in a silent corridor which is "more terrifying than every other nightmare combined".

Jk Rowling's highly anticipated book will be published on 21 June 2003.